Who We Are
California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA) is the student section of California Physicians Alliance (CaPA). CaHPSA aims to cultivate leadership and advocacy skills among health professional students so they can effect change in the healthcare system, primarily through grassroots efforts, education, and community outreach, in support of comprehensive, high-quality, accessible, guaranteed, and affordable health care for all Californians.
What We Do
Here we highlight members who have a strong record of involvement and commitment to CaHPSA’s mission. Our members include undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, post-baccalaureates, and recent college graduates.
“CaHPSA is the perfect fusion of political science, public health, and healthcare advocacy. It provides the environment necessary for me, an undergrad, to advocate for the human right of healthcare. Through Project White Coat, I will be able to educate and assist the vulnerable communities within San Diego by registering them for healthcare insurance.”
“CaHPSA provides a voice to students in California by fostering a pragmatic, inclusive and collaborative platform for advocating and educating in order to achieve Health Equity for all.”
“Project White Coat has shown me the immense need for improved access to healthcare and has empowered me with the training and skills necessary to address this need.”
“CaHPSA is a program that allows me to heal and help others without the need of a medical degree. CaHPSA has allowed me to be a voice for others and contribute in a positive way to one’s health concerns, in hopes, that patients everywhere will be able to receive the treatment they deserve through the efficiency of a Single-Payer system.”
Legislation We Support
The 2022 legislative session came to an end Friday, September 30th where Governor Gavin Newsom signed and vetoed a number of bills that will affect health reform in California. Although CaPA is disappointed in the opportunities missed from the vetoed bills, we celebrate with our statewide partners advocating for justice in healthcare and the achievements made this year to get us closer to a universal healthcare system! Read more from Health Access here.